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'''Harry Belafonte''' (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful African-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso music|Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album ''Calypso (album)|Calypso'' (1956) is the first million selling LP album|LP by a single artist. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)|Day-O". He has recorded in many genres, including blues, folk music|folk, gospel music|gospel, show tunes, and Great American Songbook|American standards. He has also starred in several films, most notably in Otto Preminger's hit musical ''Carmen Jones (film)|Carmen Jones'' (1954), ''Island in the Sun (film)|Island in the Sun''...
Birth nameHarold George Bellanfanti, Jr.
Birth date{{birth date and age|1927|03|01}}
Birth placeHarlem, New York (state)|New York, U.S.
Genre{{hlist|Calypso music|Calypso|Pop music|pop|Folk music|folk|blues}}
PartyDemocratic Party (United States)|Democratic
NationalityUnited States|American
Other names{{hlist|Harold George Belafonte, Jr.|Harry Bellanfanti, Jr.}}
Children4
Years active1949–present
Occupation{{hlist|Singer|songwriter|actor|social activist}}
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